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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was big enough and comfortable. They have very cheap dinner and drinks at the bar every night. Kitchen was a bit dirty but was ok. Just many people on weekends.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not stay here, although I had reserved a spot during a busy time as its always busy in Byron. The girl saw that I was a lot older than the usual backpacker and told me that I would have to have a separate room which was well over 100$. I was told that I wouldn't be able to... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had quite high expectations for Aquarius Backpackers, but I honestly had to say I was a bit disappointed in our stay here, and that was mainly because we felt unsafe for the duration of our stay. Aquarius Backpackers was very clean and well taken care of, and the customer service was impeccable, but the rooms leave a bit to... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aquarius is a great location in Byron Bay. The staff are relatively friendly, and the shuttle service to and from the bus stop is useful to stop you from having to carry bags but it isn't too far to walk anyway. Kitchen facilities are okay but you need to put a deposit down for plates etc. The bar is good... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best hostels I stayed at. I have stayed here a couple of times. It's that good! The price is good, the staff are awesome and your dinner is included. I've stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm and I've also stayed in the private room. The dorm has an ensuite bathroom which you share with... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best hostel on the east coast. We booked to stay for two nights and ended up staying a week! This is not just a hostel, if you want an experience then stay here! We were looked after from the second we stepped off the bus. We were picked up from the bus stop and taken back to... More

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review much appreciated, we have two managers here and I think we are both approachable and friendly people, but it's interesting to see an outside perspective. Thanks for your feedback it has been taken on board and noted. More

Canadian Rockies, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ended up arriving very late as we drove down from Brisbane, the staff was helpful and friendly to us. We ended up in a room full of other travelers who were all very friendly. I liked the balcony on our room it was a nice place to hang out and chat. Also the room was cleaned daily as well... More

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed all the facilities we have to offer at Aquarius! More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We checked in and first there was a blonde unfriendly lady who wanted a key deposit from 20$ each but we weren't able to pay because we had no cash and she wasn't kooperative to take our ID card ! Than we walked 20 minutes through Byron to find a westpack bank ... ( it was 8pm !) But than... More

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your brief encounter with us here at Aquarius. I'm not quite sure why you didn't understand a $20 key deposit, requires $20. The junkie you talk about was the entertainment host (just because he has dreadlocks doesn't make him a junkie!) He was just going around the rooms to see if people wanted... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Certainly well located, generous prices and decent facilities; however, when it comes to customer service i can say much positive about Aquarius. First contact on the phone was really unpleasant because when i decided to change my mind and pay for another room slightly cheaper, the answer was that the payment had went through and she could not change it... More

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Natasha, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your room, the facilities, the price and the location. I am however very disappointed to read your comments about your experiences with the front of house staff and I will discuss the points you raised on your behalf with them. I do however take offense to the accusations of dishonesty on... More

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Such a social hostel with the bar right in it I like the free welcome drink it gives you a chance to meet all the people who are new to byron like you and the $5 meals brings everyone together as it's so cheap everyone takes part. I was in a 10 bed female dorm I felt like I was... More

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for your review, noted on kitchen utensils, thanks for the heads up! Good to hear you enjoyed the $5 feed and the bar, the split level dorms are good for sharing, and like you said make the dorm feel like you are sharing with less people. Cheers for taking the time to write a review. More

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Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
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